Joan of Arc and Spirituality / Edition 1

Joan of Arc and Spirituality / Edition 1

by Ann Astell
     
 

ISBN-10: 1403962227

ISBN-13: 9781403962225

Pub. Date: 12/19/2003

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

Joan of Arc is an unusual saint. Canonized in 1920 as a virgin, she died in 1431 as a condemned heretic. Uneducated, militant, and youthful, she obeyed 'Voices' that counselled her to pursue an unprecedented vocation. The various trial records provide a wealth of evidence about how Joan and others understood her spiritual life. This collection explores multiple facets…  See more details below

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Joan of Arc is an unusual saint. Canonized in 1920 as a virgin, she died in 1431 as a condemned heretic. Uneducated, militant, and youthful, she obeyed 'Voices' that counselled her to pursue an unprecedented vocation. The various trial records provide a wealth of evidence about how Joan and others understood her spiritual life. This collection explores multiple facets of Joan's prayerful life. Two-thirds of the essays focus on Joan in her own time; the later chapters study Joan's formative influence upon modern women. Taken together, these essays offer new perspectives on the heroism of Joan's original way of sanctity.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781403962225
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date:
12/19/2003
Series:
New Middle Ages Series
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
308
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.75(d)

Table of Contents

JOAN'S OWN SPIRITUALITY The Mortal Body as Divine Proof: A Spiritual-Physical Blazon of Joan of Arc; N.Margolis The Virgin Mary and the 'Voices' of Joan of Arc; A.W.Astell St. Joan and Confession: Internal and External Forum; H.Ansgar Kelly Joan of Arc and Lex Privata: a Spirit of Freedom in the Law; J.M.Pinzino Joan of Arc's Call to Crusade; K.DeVries CLERICAL PERCEPTIONS OF JOAN'S SPIRITUALITY IN HER OWN TIME Jeanne and the Clergy; G.H.Tavard Judging Women of Spirit: From Female Mystics to Joan of Arc; D.Fraioli Gerson A Reconsideration of Jean Gerson's Attitude toward Joan of Arc in Light of his Views on Popular Devotion; Y.Mazour-Matusevich Jean Gerson, The Shunammite, and the Maid; B.P.McGuire JOAN'S SECULAR CONTEMPORARIES Christine de Pizan's Ditié de Jehanne d'Arc: History, Feminism, and God's Grace; H.M.Arden En l'honneur de la Pucelle: Ritualizing Joan the Maid in Fifteenth Century Orléans; V.L.Hamblin JOAN AS MODEL The Princess and the Maid of Orléans: Sculpting Spirituality During the July Monarchy; N.M.Heimann Le Triomphe de l'humilite: Thérèse of Lisieux and 'la nouvelle Jeanne'; D.L.Despres Force of Fragility? Simone Weil and Two Faces of Joan of Arc; A.Piruccello She Gets Inside Your Head: Joan of Arc and Contemporary Women's Spirituality; A.Llewellyn Barstow

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